Pelican Parcels is a charity that works with families in need in Brighton & Hove.
Our vision is a community in which families and carers all have the essentials for their children.
We take pre-loved and new item donations for babies and children up to age 10, and redistribute them to families facing financial hardship via various family services.
This year our festive ‘Secret Santa’ campaign aims to donate over 1,000 gifts to families who can’t afford Christmas presents. We’re asking people to buy gifts ranging between £5 – £20 for children up to 16 years old as we don’t want older siblings to miss out. We would prefer that the gifts you choose not be battery operated, and gifts, as opposed to clothing, are preferred (pyjamas and hat/scarf sets being the exception, but not Christmas themed).
For Christmas this year we are supporting local businesses and are working in partnership with the following stores:
How to be a Secret Santa:
MEG & MILO
Meg & Milo are a family run online business which launched in 2020. Last Christmas Meg & Milo provided us with invaluable support and provided us with some really beautiful toys for our families.
This year, Meg & Milo will match 25% of all donations.
6 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UP
Daisy Daisy are another fantastic, family run independent store, stocking many environmentally friendly toys. When shopping in-store and online, for every 5 gifts bought for Pelican Parcels, Daisy Daisy will donate one extra.
9 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UP
Whirligig are another much loved shop in the North Laine, specialising in creative toys that engage children, specialising in things to make and do.
(there is a link on each page and details of how to take part)
When shopping at Whirligig, please use the code PELICAN which will give customers a 10% discount online and then use the address:
When in-store customers can mention Pelican Parcels at the till and then Whirligig will keep those products aside for distribution later on.
When in store customers can mention Pelican Parcels at the till and then Whirligig will keep those products aside for distribution later on.
103 Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5DP
Timeless Toys is a wonderful independent toy store in Hove specialising in quality wooden and plastic-free toys, games and crafts.
When shopping in-store and online, for every 5 gifts bought for Pelican Parcels, Timeless Toys will donate one extra.
140 Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6FJ
Wigwam Toys is another fantastic Brighton based independent store, specialising in games, puzzles, soft toys and imaginative play. Wigwam Toys will donate a gift for every 5 purchased.
If you are shopping at stores other than those listed above, your Christmas donations can be sent to us (unwrapped) at Unit 9 Industrial House, Conway Street, Hove, BN3 3LW and we will be able to accept these until 3rd December at the latest.
As ever, thank you for your generous support!